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Thread #168402   Message #4077381
Posted By: rich-joy
30-Oct-20 - 02:51 AM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Beneath the Southern Cross

BUSHWACKERS from 30th Anniversary recording (c.2004) :

Lyrics are here :

When I was searching for a non-Bushwackers version to listen to, of the Louis McManus song “Beneath the Southern Cross” (anyone?), YT threw up this interesting Kiwi number of the same title.
It incorporates Maori singing and bagpipes with contemporary Presbyterian songwriting and singing by Malcolm Gordon!!

So in case you t’other siders think Down Under is populated completely by heathens and unbelievers, this is for you!!

Intrigued by his voice, I then found some other songs by Malcolm (who is based in Dunedin, Sth Island, NZ) :

Hey Stranger” spotlighting the scourge of Family Violence (“Hey Stranger, Hey Neighbour, you don’t need wings to be my angel”) :

And the celtic sounds of “St Magnus, Earl of Orkney Isles” :

More here :

Okay, that’s enuff of that for today!